Tom of Finland

S/T (Fisting)

Found at Sothebys, New York
Art in Focus, Lot 40
22. Sep - 22. Sep 2012
Estimate: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Price realised: 3.438 USD
Tom of Finland
1920 - 1991
S/T (FISTING)
pencil on paper
11 1/2 by 8 1/4 in.
29.2 by 21 cm.
Executed circa 1985.
Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid

Auction result misses estimated price range

When the work S/T (Fisting) by Tom of Finland was auctioned at Sothebys in New York in September 2012, the result was somewhat disappointing. The auction house had previously given the estimated price as a range of USD 6,000.00 – 8,000.00, of which not even the lower limit was reached - in fact, the artwork changed hands for USD 3,438.00 (€ 2,674.24). Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Tom of Finland achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Untitled [Twelve Works|AID701324] in May last year with an auction result of USD 289,800.00 (€ 270,058.71).

Auktionsergebnis verfehlt die Schätzpreisspanne

Als die Arbeit S/T (Fisting) von Tom of Finland im September 2012 bei Sothebys in New York versteigert wurde, fiel das Ergebnis ein wenig enttäuschend aus. Das Auktionshaus hatte den Schätzpreis zuvor mit einer Spanne von USD 6.000,00 – 8.000,00 angegeben, von der nicht einmal die Untergrenze erreicht wurde - tatsächlich wechselte das Kunstwerk für USD 3.438,00 (€ 2.674,24) den Besitzer. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Tom of Finland erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Untitled [Twelve Works|AID701324] im Mai letzten Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 289.800,00 (€ 270.058,71).

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